Joe Pidgeon, chairman of Healthwatch Nottinghamshire, guest column: The role of carers is vital

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Lack of awareness of services, isolation and the loss of direction when the caring role comes to an end are some of the issues that carers can face.

Nationally, the picture of carers is often one of negative physical and mental health impact, with many having to stop working because of their caring responsibilities.

Nottinghamshire is home to more than 79,000 carers, with many undocumented across the county.


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